Short CV/Education and training

  • Eva Martin Del Valle, actually Senior Lecture of the Department of Chemical Engineering of the University the Salamanca got her PhD in December 2000. After that she moved to the Department of Chemical Engineering of the University of Alabama in Huntsville, USA where she specialized in microencapsulation processes applied to biotechnological separations. Later, she was contracted by Procter & Gamble in UK where she got up the Department of Process Breakthrough. There, she was the person in charge of the microencapsulation group.

    In December of 2003 she was gotten up to the Department of Chemical Engineering contracted under the Research Program Ramon y Cajal.

    During the summer of 2005, (June -September), she has made an investigation stay in Kenan Institute of the University of North Carolina (USA) in order to specialize in microencapsulation new technologies.

    During the stay in the center Kenan Institute of the University of North Carolina (USA), a collaboration was settled down with the director and University professor of Chemical Engineering Prof. Rubén Carbonell who is expert in encapsulation processes since 1989.

    Based in this experience Dr. Eva M. Del Valle focused her research in microencapsulation processes, specifically in microparticle design and drug delivery control. The studies have been based on the development of new technologies to produced microcapsules based on atomization process and Supercritical Fluids. Characterization of polyelectrolytic complexes as well as on the controlled design of the properties of the membrane based on the use of biocompatible materials has been also studied.

Selected publications

  • Del Valle EMM (2004): Cyclodextrins and their uses: a review. In: Process Biocheminstry, Volume: 39, Issue: 9, pp. 1033-1046. DOI: 10.1016/S0032-9592(03)00258-9

  • Herrero EP; Del Valle EMM; Galan MA (2006): Development of a new technology for the production of microcapsules based in atomization processes. In: Chemical Engeneering Journal, Volume: 117, Issue: 2, pp. 137-142. DOI: 10.1016/j.cej.2005.12.022

  • Gutierrez R.; del Valle E. M. Martin; Galan M. A. (2007): Immobilized metal-ion affinity chromatography: Status and trends. In: Separation and Purification Reviews. Vol. 36, Issue 1, pp. 71-111. DOI: 10.1080/15422110601166007

  • Rodriguez-Rivero C.; Del Valle E. M. M.; Galan M. A. (2011): Development of a New Technique to Generate Microcapsules from the Breakup of Non-Newtonian Highly Viscous Fluid Jets. In: Aiche Journal. Vol: 57, Issue 12, pp. 3436-3447. DOI: 10.1002/aic.12549

  • Cervero Jose M.; Nogareda Jose; Martin del Valle Eva M.; et al. (2011): Development of a technology to produce monodispersed microparticles based on the formation of drops from viscous non-Newtonian liquids sprayed through a fan jet nozzle. In: Chemical Engeneering Journal, Vol. 174, Issue 2-3, pp. 699-708. DOI: 10.1016/j.cej.2011.09.063


Selected projects

  • “Development of a Technology to produce microcapsules, based on the formation of drops from viscous non-Newtonian liquids sprayed through fan-jet nozzles, to use in Cancer Therapy”, Project acronym: MYCAP, European Research Council, Starting Grants 2010

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Editorial Board: Process Biochemistry

  • Member of ANEP (National Agency of Evaluation Programs) (responsible of Chemical Engineering in Transfer Technology Program)

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